Fatima Bianchi is an Italian filmmaker.
Her research lies somewhere between creative documentary and experimental cinema, with a hybrid, transdisciplinary approach.
Through film, she explores family ties, personal and collective memory, the female condition and motherhood.
Inspired by the events of daily life, the repetition of gestures and micro-stories, she is interested in the experience of the individual as a unique phenomenon who grows within a community and makes it grow in turn.
Her films are rooted in the autobiographical sphere, with the ability to address the social context where the intimate becomes political expression. With a sensitive eye, she creates new narratives drawing on different registers and forms of temporality.
She attaches great importance to form, placing sound on the same level as image.
In parallel with her work as a director, she accompanies numerous projects as an editor. She sees editing as a privileged moment in artistic creation, conceiving it as a form of writing, where the editing itself becomes a mise-en-scène, reorganizing the world to see it better, but also to modify it through psychological or memory associations.
She lives and works in Marseille.
As a graduate of the Milan Academy of Fine Arts, her films and installations have been shown at numerous festivals and galleries, including Visions du Réel (SWITZERLAND), Cinéma Vérité Tehran (IRAN), Open City Documentary (GB), Kinopanorama Roma (IT), ZagrebDox (CR), Filmmaker Festival (IT), Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale (TIRANA), Centre d’Art Contemporain de Briançon (FR), Les Instants Vidéo (FR), Fondation Merz, Turin (IT).
Her film Notturno was selected for the International Critics’ Week at the 73rd Venice Biennale.
Among the awards and mentions she has received: First Prize Filmmaker Festival with her film Tyndall, First Prize Fondazione Libero Bizzarri, First Prize ArteVisione 2020 Careof, Laureate Italian Council 2022. Her editing credits include Aswang by Alyx Arumpac (Best Editing Famas Digital Philippine 2020).